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Woman Injured in Manhattan Construction Fence Collapse

A woman was injured after a construction fence fell over and struck her in the head, leaving her stuck underneath a car. The incident occurred on Monday, March 1, 2021 just after 5:00 p.m., when an unidentified woman was walking past a six-story building on West 144th Street in Hamilton Heights. Investigators believe the wind caused the fence to topple over onto the sidewalk. 

Construction Worker Falls to His Death From NYU Hospital

At around 8:30 am on February 26, 2021, a 52-year-old construction worker was tragically killed in a work site accident. The incident occurred at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center on East 41st Street, where the victim had been working on the 16th floor. He reported to work at the midtown Manhattan hospital at 6:30 am that day and took the hoist elevator that runs outside the hospital façade. Two hours later, he fell to the ground.

Construction Worker Fell 25 Feet Into Pit in Nassau County

A Long Island worker suffered a head injury after a serious and appalling accident at a Searingtown construction site on Friday, May 8, 2020. According to Nassau County police, the unidentified man, who is 36 years of age, was working at 60 Shelter Rock Road when he fell into a 25-foot deep large foundation pit at 10:16am.

Carlos Olmedo Lala Killed in Underreported Manhattan Scaffold Fall

In an accident that received nearly zero media coverage at the time it occurred, construction worker Carlos Olmedo Lala died in a scaffold fall on a construction site in Harlem on June 22, 2019. Altogether, at least fifteen safety violations have been issued to four different companies regarding the fatal accident, which was not initially reported to the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) as required under Local Law 78.

Worker Segundo Huerta Killed in Bronx Building Collapse

In what the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) is calling a "preventable tragedy," a construction worker and father of five named Segundo Huerta was killed in a building collapse accident that occurred in the Norwood section of the Bronx on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. In a cruel twist of fate, other friends and family of Huerta's were also seriously injured in the collapse.

Samuel Waisbren Killed by Malfunctioning Elevator in Manhattan

A man named Samuel Charles Waisbren was killed in a tragic elevator accident at the Manhattan Promenade, a residential building located at 344 Third Ave. in Kips Bay, on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Disturbingly, it is being reported that the owners of this building were recently fined for unsafe elevator conditions in the building. 

Crane Collapse Damages Jacob Riis Apartment Building in East Village

Residents of the Jacob Riis housing complex narrowly escaped a frightening scene after a crane partially collapsed, sending part of the crane and heavy metal beams into the exterior of an apartment building, knocking air conditioners out of windows and shattering glass on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Luckily, no injuries have been reported, although the accident did briefly shut down FDR Drive and force residents to evacuate one of the New York City Housing Authority-managed buildings in the East Village. 

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